One webpage for every book ever published!
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Open Library

One web page for every book ever published.

This repository contains the code that powers

Build Status

Code Organization

  • openlibrary/core - core openlibrary functionality, imported and used by www
  • openlibrary/views - views for rendering web pages
  • openlibrary/templates - all the templates used in the website
  • openlibrary/macros - macros are like templates, but can be called from wikitext
  • openlibrary/plugins - legacy code. will be moved to core and www soon.

Setting up a development instance

See the

You can find more info digging into this old (and in part outdated) document here:


All source code published here is available under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3. Please see for more information.